2x-Blues Music Award-Winner & 7x-Blues Music Award Nominated Boston-Based Guitarist "MONSTER" MIKE WELCH has almost three decades of touring & recording under his belt. Welch is a seasoned veteran of the international blues scene. Given the nickname "Monster Mike" by actor/Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd at the tender age of 13, Welch has since carved out a niche as a highly accomplished and in-demand guitarist. In 2001, Welch joined the ranks of one of New England's most beloved blues institutions, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, where he stayed until 2017. Welch has been Nominated 5 times for "Blues Guitar Player of the Year" (2016-2020) - Winning the Award in 2019! In 2023, "Monster" Mike Welch embarked on the next phase of his career when he signed with Gulf Coast Records to make new music with his own band. His new 2023 album 'Nothing But Time' is receiving rave reviews! "An all-around guitar master," states LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE. "A guitar prodigy..." says GLIDE MAGAZINE.